ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1987 (ICPSR 8843)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the United States' naval presence in the Persian Gulf and the incident involving the U.S.S. Stark, honesty and ethics among politicians, businessmen, the news media and the average person, the Iran-contra affair and Reagan's involvement before and after the fact, 1988 presidential candidates from each party, and the trade deficit. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
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ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MAY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08843.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08843.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: armed forces, business, ethics, government, Iran Contra affair, military operations, news media, Persian Gulf, political ethics, politicians, presidency, presidential candidates, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, social issues, trade, trade policy
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Original ICPSR Release: 1989-01-10
- 2008-02-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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